The last 12 months have been pretty good for newcomer Brett Young.
The California native dropped his self-titled debut album, which featured 11 songs that he co-wrote. Brett scored two No. 1 hits with “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.” His new single, “Like I Loved You,” currently sits at No. 12 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 17 weeks.
In addition to earning a recent CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, Brett is in the midst of his first headlining tour, dubbed the Caliville Tour, with opener Carly Pearce.
While Brett views himself as a songwriter first, the Caliville Tour has thrown a spotlight on the performer in him as he seeks to make a connection with the crowd each night.
“For me, because it was always songwriting first, when it came to performing live, something that was always important to me was connecting the way that I want to with a lyric,” Brett says. “I want to do that same thing onstage, and so what I’ve found is that I’m not a jump-around-the-stage entertainer, but what I can do is be honestly connected to the lyrics. I just always try to be kind of transparent with my performance, and hopefully, that brings people in not only to the lyric but also to the realization that I’m connected to it as well.”
House of Blues
Marathon Music Works
Brick Street Bar-Miami U
Baton Rouge, LA
photo by Jason Simanek